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Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns

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The best prices from Christchurch to Cairns are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Christchurch (CHC) to Cairns (CNS)

CHC - CNS
Price
$557 - $836
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$790

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$557

From Christchurch to Cairns

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns?

Travellers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 13% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

To save on the cost of your flight from Christchurch to Cairns, book at least 28 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $700 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $766.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

Flights from Christchurch to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Christchurch to Cairns in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $478.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

When flying from Christchurch to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 22% versus a flight at midday.

Christchurch to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Christchurch found for this year
19 Jul - 23 Jul
$924pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
19 Jul - 23 Jul
$929pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
19 Jul - 23 Jul
$1,158pp
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Cairns

How popular is this flight route?

The Christchurch to Cairns flight path was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Christchurch to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Does it rain more in Christchurch or Cairns?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Christchurch is roughly less than Cairns. You can assume this to be the case over the next 6 days.

Is Christchurch weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 31 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is hotter than in Christchurch. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

Alternative routes for Christchurch to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Christchurch to Cairns
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Average temperature for January in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Cairns
322.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
$238 $384 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$346 $479 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$341 $493 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$310 $546 No cancel fee 74%
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